Minnesota Vikings

Minnesota Vikings

National Football League

Established in

1960

President

Mark Wilf

General Manager

Rick Spielman

Head Coach

Mike Zimmer

Club History

The Minnesota Vikings ar associate football game team primarily based in metropolis, Minnesota. The Vikings joined the National conference (NFL) as associate enlargement team in 1960, and 1st took the sector for the 1961 season. The team competes within the National soccer Conference (NFC) North division; before that, the Vikings were within the NFC Central, and before that they were within the NFL’s Western Conference Central Division.

Professional football within the metropolis–Saint Paul space (the “Twin Cities”) began with the Minneapolis Marines/Red Jackets, associate NFL team that compete intermittently within the Nineteen Twenties and Thirties.

However, a brand new skilled team within the space failed to surface once more till August 1959, once metropolis businessmen Bill Boyer, H.P. Skoglund, and easy lay Winter were awarded a franchise within the new football game League (AFL). 5 months later, in Gregorian calendar month 1960, once important pressure from the NFL, the possession cluster, in conjunction with Bernie Ridder, reneged on its agreement with the federation and so was awarded the National soccer League’s ordinal franchise, with play to start in 1961.

Ole Haugsrud was else to the NFL team possession as a result of, within the Nineteen Twenties, once he oversubscribed his metropolis Eskimos team back to the league, the agreement allowed him ten % of any future MN team. coincidently or not, the groups from Ole Haugsrud’s highschool, Central highschool in Superior, Wisconsin, were conjointly referred to as the Vikings and conjointly had an analogous purple-and-yellow uniform style.

From the team’s 1st season in 1961 to 1981, the team referred to as Metropolitan construction in residential district town home. The Vikings conducted summer coaching camp at town State University from 1961 to 1965. In 1966, the team rapt to their current coaching camp at MN State University in town. The Vikings compete their home games at the Hubert H. Humphrey Metrodome in metropolis from 1982 to 2013. The Vikings compete their last game at the Metrodome on December twenty nine, 2013, defeating the port Lions 14–13 to finish the season.

Since the team’s 1st season in 1961, the Vikings have had one among the very best winning percentages within the NFL.[10] As of 2014, they need won a minimum of 3 games in each season except in 1962, and ar one {in all|one amongst|one in every of} solely six NFL groups to win a minimum of fifteen games in a regular season. The Vikings have won one NFL Championship, in 1969, before the league’s merger with the football game League (AFL). Since the league merger in 1970, they need qualified for the playoffs twenty six times, third-most within the league. The team has compete in Super Bowls IV, VIII, IX, and XI, tho’ failing to win any of them. additionally, they need lost in their last 5 NFC Championship Game appearances since 1978. The team presently has thirteen members within the professional soccer Hall of Fame.

 

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